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Traditional Chinese culture sparkles in Pingyao

Updated: Jan 25, 2019 chinadaily.com.cn Print

Spring Festival is on the way and a week-long holiday is coming up. If you are interested in enjoying traditional Chinese culture, come to the Ancient City of Pingyao and get a taste of a deeper infusion of culture with festival activities.

Red lanterns decorate the Ancient City of Pingyao, which is bustling with visitors on Jan 20. [Photo/IC]

The Ancient City of Pingyao, a World Natural Heritage Site listed by UNESCO in 1997, will hold a big annual event called Pingyao Chinese New Year, featuring local celebrations of the traditional Spring Festival from Jan 28 to Feb 20, according to the local government.

Running under the theme of "open Pingyao welcomes you", the festivities will consist of nine main events with 27 different activities, including writing and painting contest, shehuo shows that are typical of folk customs celebrating traditional Chinese festivals, lantern shows, and opera performances, as well as an online gala that aims to provide visitors with an unforgettable travel experience in Pingyao.

Opening Hours: 8:00 - 18:30 during the peak season

Ticket price: 130 yuan ($18.73)

Address: Ancient City of Ping Yao, Pingyao county, Jinzhong, Shanxi province

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